Education & Prevention

The purpose of our educational programs is to reduce the incidence of sexual violence by providing prevention education to residents of Stark, Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties and motivating the stakeholders and community members to become involved in changing attitudes and beliefs towards sexual violence.

All programs are age appropriate, conducive to audience participation and tailored to your group’s needs and time constraints. Presentations are free, although donations are accepted.

To schedule a speaker for any of the following services, please contact a Prevention Educator at 330-339-2504 or submit the form below.

“COMPASS provides my students with vital information regarding how to establish and maintain healthy relationships. They also cover important information about the different types of bullying and what to do if you become a victim of bullying.”  – Amy Welch, Welty Middle School

Prevention Programs for Children and Teens

Middle School and High School Programs

The goal of this school-based curriculum is to increase knowledge of healthy behaviors, positively change attitudes/beliefs and strengthen students’ abilities to prevent sexual violence. The curriculum is designed for a 5-session education presentation, but can be shortened as needed. The programs can be conducted at various venues, including schools, after-school programs, youth groups, etc. The topics covered in this education curriculum include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Sexual Violence
  • Stereotypes and the effect of the media
  • Safety and Technology
  • Bullying and Sexual Harassment

Prevention Programs for Elementary Students

COMPASS uses a K-5 prevention curriculum called Safer, Smarter Kids, which is an abuse prevention curriculum created by the Lauren’s Kids Foundation. Lauren’s Kids is an organization founded and led by Lauren Book, M.S. Ed. She is a child sexual abuse survivor, child advocate and educator who works to prevent child abuse and empower survivors to receive help and healing.

This education curriculum is divided into 5-8 sessions, each one being 30-minutes in length.  The sessions are designed to cover age-appropriate topics that address underlying issues of sexual violence and child abuse.  Some discussion topics include: confidence, touches, triangle of trust and bullying.

Prevention Programs for Adults

COMPASS will provide adults with various prevention programs. Some audiences may include:

  • College students
  • Faith Based organizations
  • Parents

Remember, we will work with you to develop a presentation that will fit your needs and time constraints!

  • Education & Community Outreach Request

    Thank you for your interest in scheduling an education/training program or community event with COMPASS (Sexual Assault Education, Prevention & Support).

    Please fill out the following information, and we will contact you within 1-2 business days to connect you with our services and answer any questions you may have.





Safety Alert

Need Help Now?
24-Hour Crisis Lines
330-339-1427 (Tuscarawas & Carroll County)
330-452-1111 (Stark County)

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673

Computer use can be monitored and it is impossible to completely clear all website footprints. If you are in danger, please use a safer computer that your abuser cannot access directly.